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ELBERT I. AULL, EDITOI.
ELBEIBT H. AULL, Proprietors.
WY. P. HOUSEAL,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
THURSDAY, JUNE25, 1S91.
THE THACKSTON MATTEE.
We publish this week the statement
of Mr. Thackston in regard to the Pal
metto School Journal circulars. His
statement does not seem to us to meet
the question at issue nor to answer it.
In one of the circulars issued from his
officeit is stated that by resolution of the
"State Board, trustees are authorized to
subscribe forthe same (Palmetto School
Journal) and issue an order on county
treasurers in payzr.ent for same." Now
why did not MIr. Thackston publish
that resolution. That is the point for
Mr. Thackston to meet. If the State
Board authorized him to do what he is
doing then he can fall back upon them.
If no such resolution was passed by the
State Board, then Mr. Thackston
should not have so stated in the circu
lar. Mr. H. P. Archer, of Charleston,
a member of the Board, says no such
resolution was passed. The substance
of the resolution being an endorsement
of the Journal as the official organ of
public school education in the State,
but not intending by such endorse
ment that private subscriptions should
be paid out of the-school funds.
Now let us have the resolution re
ferred to, and that will throw some
light on the matter. The Herald and
News is not condemning any one and
does not intend to do injustice, but
since the matter has taken the present
shape all the facts should be brought
The examination for applicants for
the scholarship in the Wi-dhrop Train
ing School is to be held on next hurs
day. ye Seuperintendent Mayfield
not appointed a board of examin
ersaor given any notice of the exami
nation. This is very unfair and unjust
to .those who may desire to apply.
That is, School Commissioner Kibler
does not know anything about the
matter. Possibly the notice has been
sent to Prof. Brown or some one else,
as it the case of the circulars about the
P.imetto School Sournal. The first in
timation of the examination received
here was in the State yesterday to
which Mr. Kibler refers in his letter
THAT FREE PASS.
The papers have had a good deal to
say recently-about State officers, Con
gressmen and members of the Legisla
ture being offered, and accepting free
passes froin the raili-oads.
The Cotton Plant was going to keep
a column open to record the names of
those of2tcials who had declined to ac
cept-a free pass. During the campaign
* last summer, candidate Tillmnan was
very severe in his condemnation of
those officials who had accepted free
passes. He said they were "bamboozled
and debauched," and "tamed so to
ed and is using one himself. Accord
ing to the News .and Courier, Gov
Tillman thinks this discussion of his
pas is "very contemptible." If it i
contemptible in the newspapers to dis.
cuss the matter now, what was suel
action in candidate Tillman last sum
Circumstances do alter cases. It
makes a great difference whose ox is
gored. It makes no difference to The
Herald and News how many free
passes the State officers get and use,
but the point is the people have a right
to kno-w that the members of this "re
for~m" admninistration are doing just
- what they so bitterly denounced in
their predecessors'during the campaign
Gov. Tillmian's letter accepting the
pass is published. He is not the only
one who has a free pass either.
He intimates that he has as much
right to a pass as a newspaper man.
But that is not the point, and besides
the newspaper pays for its pass by ad
vertising the schedules of the railroads.
The Governor to have been consis
~tent should have declined the pass with
thanks, or lie should now acknowledge
that he was wrong when he condemned
-such action in others last summer.
Congressman Shell is out in favor of
the sub-treasury plan. He has been
completely and thoroughly converted
since hearing Bro. Terrell at Greenville
Is it possible that after a cabinet
meeting and full discussion of the mat
ter the present "reform" officers of the
*present administration could decide to
accept free passes from the railroads?
By accepting them we hope th~ey have
not "been tamed," so to speak.
Mr. Thos. Stack, of Colunmbia, who
killed Hammett some time ago, was
put on trial at Lexington last wveek and
The Herald and News has received
many words of commendation for its
full and complete report of the comn
miencemnent at Newberry last week.
Everybody says it was the best report
published and The Herald and News
did not go to a Chiarleston paper for it
If you want the latest and freshest
news read The Herald and News.
VERY CREW(s) EL.
The Laurensville Herald appears to
be so anxious to say something to
please, that its so-called "editorial"
columns are always filled with the
most sickening, senseless, sloppy gush
that we have ever seen.
It is positively ex-Crews-iatinlg, and
we cannot imagine Watts the n- -.tter.
Perhaps the base Ball knows.-Charles
"Watts the matter" with the Charles
ton World lately any way. It is getting
to be very Crew(s)el to its former
~friends and colleagues. But then it is
. . getting to be more spicy of late.
But now, Mr. World, The Herald
and News is unconditionally and eon
stitutionafly opposed to this things of
NEVER HAD ONE OFFERED.
For the benefit of the Newberry
Herald and News, we state "without
authority," that the Senator from Or
angeburg County has never bad a free
pass on the railroad offered him, and
so does not use one. He would not
use one if ofiered.-Cotton Plant.
Thank you. But as the editor of the
Cotton Plant and the Senator from
Orangeburg are one and the same, The
Herald and News does not see why the
question was not answered "with au
But The Herald and News would
like to know why that column in the
Cotton Plant for those Legislators and
;-State officers who did not have free
passes, was so soon discontiuned. The
Herald and News thought it was to
stand for several months.
Is it possible that only one lone name
could be found worthy of entrance into
this column and that one, Congress
man Alexander, of North Carolina. It
looks a little that way. The Herald
and News advised the Cotton Plant
that they all had free passes when they
could get them, and we don't blame
'em, for its mighty nice.
A CARD FROM CLERK TRACKSTON.
He Defends the Methods Adopted to Se
cure the Circulation of his Palmetto
School Journal Amoz: the Schoi
[Special to the News and Courier.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., June 22.--Prof.
Thackston, clerk to Superintendent of
Education Mayfield, wilt publish the
following in the Palmetto Journal in
reply to the statements criticising his
methods of solicitiug subscription to
"The editor and owner of the Pal
metto School Journal has been made
the target for some sharp shooting by
a number of newspapers, many of
which have attempted to attribute to
him the lowest and meanest of mo
tives, and have labored painfully to
show that not only this Journal and
its editor, but also others, have tried a
high-handed game of treason and rob
bery, and are guilty of robbery and in
"The acts of the publication and its
c-wner and editor are-always amenable
to a just aMt-Tair public sentiment.
Nothing has Nen done in the dark.
There has never 'i any attempt to
conceal anything. - Journal came
into possession of its ow ome time
last March. Some negotia i were
made with a gentleman, who -
printer in Columbia, looking toward
the printing of the Journal, and be
coming interested in its publication in
order to advertise his goods to teachers.
No agreement was reached.
"Since that time no one but myself
has in any manner been interested in
the Journal, financially or otherwise;
no one has ever been solicited in any
manner, directly or indirectly, to be
come interested, financially or other
wise. 'It was with a profound convic
tion that such a publication could be
made a great power for good in the im
provement of the administration of the
affairs of the public schools of the State
that induced me toassume the publica
tion of this same Journal.
"The belief was strengthened by the
experience of other States. The Pen n
sylvania School Journal, now about
sixty years old, is the most notable in
stanee, and is the official means of com
munication between the department of
education and the school officers. At
one tine in Virginia the State Super
intend ent of Education made a direct
contribution from the State funds to
the suupert of the school publication of
that State. I am not positive, but
T fike one third of the total expenses.
"The Stata Superintendent of Edu
cation of Arkansas is associate editoi
of the Journal of Education of thai
State. A former State Superintendent
of Education of Alabama wvas editor of
the Educational Excher e and con
ducted an official der mont of the
same lie still retains ai interest and
edits the publication in question, while
an oflicial department is conducted by
the p:esent Superintendent of Educa
tion of that State.
"A careful study of the schools and
school system of the State, as well at
an experience of six or more years, has
led to the belief that a better admiunis
tration of the affairs of the common
schools under the present circumstances
can only be had by giving the trustees
more rights and more assistance in the
dischatrge of their duties. The only
quest:on was how to reach them-some
twenty-one hundred according to the
report of the Superintendent for 1890.
"After a good deal of thought the
plan which has broiught so much wrath
upon my M" e teemed feasible by
me, and a r-~on to that effect w~as
made to tli. tstate board of examiners.
The result of this was announced in a
double leaded page in the April num
ber of the Journal, page 263, which was
publshed about the last of April or the
first of May. This announcement was
followed later by a circular letter,
which has been published.
"That plan was one I conceived to
be the best to effect the ends desired.
It was not in any manner concealed or
hidden. There wvas no scheme to filch
money from the taxpayers to get some
thing for nothing. In 1no way were
trustees forced to take the Journal.
The matter was entirely voluntary,
first with the commissioners, then with
the trustees. If any person or newvspa
per desires to impugn the authority of
the State board ot'examiners the Courts
"Trne Journal has never contained
one item that could in any manner be
constructed as political or partisan.
Nothing has been printed that could
be construed to be ain attempt to
"boom" politically or otherwise any
person. The aim is openly and avowed
ly for the promotion of the educational
interest of the State. The most search
ing investigation is cordially invited.
"The result will show that in no
thought or acts have any but the purest
motives for the best interest of the
common schools of the State prompted
my action as an individual or other
"The above is a plain, simple state
ment of the facts, and with these noted
I am quite willing to be judged by a
fair-mnded and discriminating public.
"WV. J. TIIACKsTOx."
sTATEIENT IN BEIIA LF OF TilE BOA RD
[Charleston Sunday Budget.]
Henry P. Archer, superintendent of
p:.:blic schools in this city, was seen
esterday by a World-Budget repre
sentative and asked to give some infor
mationin regard to the resolution of
fered by him at Columbia in A pril in
connection with W. J. Thackston's
Palmetto School Journal.
Superintendent Archer states that at
a meeting of county school conmmnis
sioners and others, from various sec
tions of the State interested in the
cause of education, held in Columbia
during the first week in Ai pil, he in
troduced a resolution which was sub
statially as follows :
"That the meeting endorse the Pal
metto School Journal, edited by Mr.
W. J. Thackston, of Columbia, as the
oficial organ of public school education
in this State."
Mr. Archer states in this connection
that he could not at the moment lay
his hand on the draft of the resolution,
but that. he distinctly remembers that
there was nothing in it looking to any
compensation to be paid to Mr. Thack
ston from the school fund or any other
source for his duties in the editing of
wii rs T13:: i.tTTE*Zt IVITii ELI: ?b
lie, Talks abIoIut o-au and the i'rice of1
Cotton-"The Sallie" Should be -The
M1rs. Sallie Tillman"-A D)ia;:no,ia
ot the Political Epidemic.
To the Editor of The Herald and
News : I have somewhere seen it stated
(possibly quoted) from that sad, sobe
and .our exponent o' the .;Iaud Muller
"or MyM/s have bec'" school, the
Greenville Daily News, that this was
an era of "rushing into print with petty,
private grievances," and I am inclined
to nat that editor on the back and
whisper, "tell it again," when I look
over the editorial columns of the ma
jority of the papers in the State. \hy
dont you all agree to allow the world
to go on whirling around the sua in
its accustomed orbit, and history to be
true to the law enforcing its periodic,l
repetition of itself? Why kick so stub
bornly against the pricks? Why de
stroy the anatomical excellence or your
get-ups by dashing wild-eyed and
tress-disshevelled agtinst the rocks of
cant-help-youseifisi'? Why not submit
to the ills you have rather than fly to
others you know of? Why can't you
give an account of a dog-fight without 1
bringing in "Coosa:v"? What part did
Coosaw play i the"Newberry arcli"anu
the "advertising circulars" ? What's
Coosaw got to do with the price of cut
ton? And lastly, what in the name of
the most gorgeous electrical display
has Coosaw got to do with a pack of
thieving negroes? If you will pardon
me, 1 will endeavor to diagnose the
political epidemic, which, is so success
fully defying the drugs and nostrums
of the used-to-be pill slinging practic
iouers, (viz): A conjestion of the due
tile nerves with a consequent stiffening
of the backbone superinducing a high
tension of the vascular iystem with
alarming activity of the corpus callo
sum. In plain terms, the masses have
stopped being led by Generals and
Colonels, get their blood up, and gone
to using their senses and they don't
care a copper colored continental how
many thousands of dollars the State
authorities sink in the murky silt of
Coosaw river, so lc-ng as they retain
confidence in the honesty of purpose
and capacity of brain of those whom
they have constituted thetr agents for
the hunting down of the Octopii that
have fastened theniselves upon the
vitals of the hard worked yeomanry of
the Si ate.
No one blames the Editor of the
State (misnamed the state) for fussing
and fuming and slinging puny-colored
mud at everybody in general and B. R.
Tillman in particular, for every one
knows by whom and for what pur
pose it was started, and only feels sor
row that he did not get "a berter job,"
but we do expect better of some whose
duties are not quite so prescrioed. Get
lown off the fence and quit fooli
edged tools, your friends 't
want see your pants tom or your
fingers cu. T-he possibihtles of a live,
healthy, wel aT ulated journalist, at a
day in the no distant future, are a little
too passable for me in this twilight of
the Reformation to paint in colors
that would do justice to even the faint
glimmering of the morning star that
heralds its coming. Did I understand
you to say-"teud to your own busi
ness"? Well, I'd like to know, if the
one inalienable right (to advise an edi
tor how to ran his paper) is to be thus
ruthlessly eluiniuated from the unwrit
ten law of the land. And so, most of
you boys had to have a covert fling at
the administration for naming their
Coosaw patroll-boat " The Sallic." What
better woman cotuld you have named
her after? I shall see Governor Till
man and request him in the name of
the clod-hopping, hammer handling,
spindle-working constituency that ele
vated him to the Gubernatorial chair,
to change the name of that ship to "The
Mrs. Sa lie Tillman", and also to have
his photograph nailed to the mast on
a board placed underneath with this
legend: * ~ i
man-by 1the grace of G i and the
sufta lt the people Governor of
South Carolina for four years from
1890 to 189J4, if you all don't keep
quiet. I'm not in the vein to allow any
of my friends imposed on, and Il lay
odds .that when Y. J. Pope e nd G. S.
Mower place their No.11i's side by side
on that Coosaw excrescence, that you
will see a bigger cloud come out of it
than you ever saw come out of the big
gest devil's snuff box on record. I amn
not acquainted with Bro. Smith ; but
judging from some of the tracks he has
made in the legal field I would re
dicate, that at the proper place and
ime he will super-impose an expanse
of "whole stock" cow leather upon that
same protuberance, truly alarming.
Now, tuati h ave had my say, I am will
ing to leave the management of the case
with the proper authorities provided,
that there is no gijifng done in the
near, or remote future. I see some
wiseacre has at this early date placed
South Carolina in the line of "Third
Party" States. Verily the old policy of
indicating aline of action to be followed
by the R?usticusses .is a hard disease to
recuperate from. Would it not be better
for those "lights" of journalism to con
fine themselves strictly to the legiti
mate provinces of their profession, and
not be eternally invading the realmns of
the prophets, soothsayers and second
light apostles of past ages ? And so
'there .are thousands who are waiting
with bated breath the action of the
alliance in this matter," are they? WVell,
just let 'em wait. I don't tuick that
there is eitner a constitutional clause or
by-law which authorizes the calling to
gether: of the National Alliance for the
express purpose of gratiiying their
curiosity, in regard to any of its future
actions anid es,pecially such as (on ac
count of its conglomerate em'~acter) it
is not very apt to Ri.cuss (as a bodyf).
I do not feel myself called on to antic
ipate its action, consequently (painful
as it is) I shall have to hellp to "let 'em
wait." There is one thing though that I
can say without embarrassing the ac
tion of any organic body that I know
I know of (i. e.): The Charleston News
and Courier rendered possible the over
wheling majority rolled up for Ben
Tilman last fall. It is true that it had
a lot of subsidiary aid, but it was the
"chiefest of sinners," viewved from an
"anti" standpoint. The newspapcrs
relegated Wade Haropton to p4rivate
life, and it seems to inle that it is time
somebody was profiting by adverse ex-c
periences. D)on't unde.rst and me to say
that editors are responsible for all of the
trials, troubles and vicissitudes of the
political flesh, for I am not disposed to
charge theta with more than nine
tenths of them, and you will find that
a respectably large m1ajorty most ear
nestly thank them for the above reflec
I would not be surprised, if the t
truth were known, that 1 voice the sen- 14
timent of a considerable amajority of I
the non-comnmittals. There seems to be
an apprehension on the part of _many S
that the average allianceman is rut>- e
big his nose on the ground and fling- t
ing dirt upon his back with his fore
ru'iers at every other craft, but suchIt
is not the case. In the first place, lie t
"ain't built that way"; and secondly, t
he hasn't the time to spare from his t
miseries to get up a good four-cornered si
chunk of hatred for anybody, much
less a lot of good, easy good-for-a-few- ti
things jot of fellows that he has known b
all the days of his life, and for whom, Ip
notwithstanding a certain little dash ofl t]
superiority, that some folks have, he I
entertains the warmest feelings of I
friendship, and who are invariably in-|
corporated in the list of beneficiaries of
alliance benefits; and were it not that|
an inviolable tenet of the order for- I
bids, who would be warmly welcomned | A
into our councils, realizing as we do,
that although almost all of the good
men in the country lare on the farm,
et, there are instances in which some
miss their calling. No, friends of the elc
quill and scissors, there is not one in- si
finitessimal atom of harm intend
)rima facic stamp of legitimacy, and,
trange as it may seem. we allow to
>thers the privilege occasionall'/ of do
ig their own thinking; and it we be
ieve them honest in their conviction,
wo matter how much opposed to ours
tre their views, admire their mnanli
less, even while we commiserate their
>aque vision with which they are
tfniicted in this era of supreme tension
)f vital energies. Only the willful and
wiatginait will be compelled to bear
1p.'n their brow the sacrificial fillet.
Th e utility of the professions is so
.iniversally appreciated by the member
ship of the Alliance, that to declare
war upon them would be to call down
wift condemnation upon the aggressor
:y the vast army who appreciate the
lifference between reforner8 and ma
,auders. Monopoly at all times and in
ill places, capital when used in oppres
5ive channels, political dictation and
modern phariseeism are going to be
first-class funerals free of cost. (Stick
t pin here.) But the little one-horse,
:wo-and-four-pence margin, skin-a-flea
or-his-hide-and-tallow editions of Shy
ock, who imagine that the Alliance is
onscious of their existence, ought to
)e walked square up to a good mirror
md given a free show, and taught the
irst elements of that contempt in
which they are held by their fcllow
In conclusion, my dear friend, if there
s one prayer wore appropriate than
my other to the present, it is the pithy
panish invocation, "Dies me libre de
tombrc de un conseio." (Lord, deliver
ue from the man of one mind.)
Jerusalem Street, June, 1811.
CIRCUMSTANCES ALTEIt CASES.
he Railroad Pass in the Present Not What
It Was in the Past-Governor Tillnan
Aptly Comprehends the Intent and
Purposes of the "Courtesy."
[Special to Charleston World.]
CorIIA, June 20.-Recently a
rood deal has been said by the press
ibout the acceptannce of railroad
passes by Governor Tillman and his
'official family." To ascertain from
feadquarters what there was in it, a
World-Budget representative asked
rovernor Till man to-day whether there
was any truth in the statement that he
rad a pass; if so, what he had to say
When the reporter asked the question
point blank about the pass, the gover
aor laughed and said:
"I notice some editorial brethren,
who habitually use these little pieces
>f paste board, very much disturbed of
ate about my accepting a Ilk
rom the railroad auth . Without
olicitation or intitn%tion on my part
:hat I should like such a thing, the
managers of the Richmond and Dan
rinle and South Carolina railways sent
me passes sometime in January. To
,how how they were received you can
et the official copy book and print my
etter to Col: McBee."
The official copy book being produced,
he following letter was found bearing
m the subject:
COLcMBIA, Jan. 23, 1891.
V. E. McBee, Asheville: Sir-Some time
ince I received a complimentary pass over
he Richmond and Danville system in South
;arolina, accompanied by yourcared. My first
mpu:se was to return it, with thanks, be
au,e I have in the past criticised the Legis
ature and other otlicers, and do not c t:e to
>e placed in a false position. But after think
ug the matter over, I have decided to accept
roar courtesy in the spirit in which I am
ure you ollered it. You know me too well to
hink for an instant I can be influenced by
o small a thing, and I don't want to appear
hurlish or picayunish by mistaking a conm
liment for a bribe. I will therefore keep the
ass, and use it when occasion otfers.
Thanking you kindly, .1 am very truly, etc.,
-B. R. TIL LMAN,
Governor of South Carolina.
In the same connection it is not out
f place to state that the governor has
i2,000-mile book, purchased by him
>efore he had ever received the courtesy
f a pass.
It is also learned that other state offi
tav~ hem.b t eq'
THE DISCUSSION "VERY CONTEMPTI
BLE," SAYS GOVERNOR TILLMAN.
The following is what the Columbia
correspondent of the News and Courier
says of this free pass business under
same date as above.
"An amusing inquiry is being con
ducted to-day by an enterprising cor
respondent to ascertain whether the
State officials have free passes on all, or
some, or none of the railroads. Some
of the oflhials have passes, and
some have passes and 2,000 mile tickets,
and some buy tickets when they leave
their passes home. One of the officials
has pass No. 1 on the Richmond and
Danville Railroad and others have
bigher tickets numerically speaking.
ali of the officials who spoke on the
mbject to-day said that the passes were
tendered and were accepted under such
explicit conditions that the railroads
>ftering the same could be in no doubt
is to the effect or result of the tender
>f the courtesies. in fact, it is said that
when the first pass was tendered a
leeting of the officials was held to
iiscuss the situation.
"Governor Tillman was asked if he
2ad anything specie,l or general to say
n the free pass emeute. He said that
;he agitation of the thing was very con
:em ptible, but his views could be found
n his official letter book, a part of the
The Winthrop Training School.
To the Editor of The Herald and
sews -The following letter appeared
n the State, July 24:
"Dear Sir:-In conducting the ex
uination of applicants for scholarship
n the Winthrop Training School for
.eachers to be held in your county, on
L'hursday, July 2nd, you will please
onformn to the instructions below.
WV. D. AAYFIELD,
State Supt. of Education."
This letter we suppose is to be sent to
he examining board yet to be ap
As to wvhat those instructions referred
o in the letter of Mr. Mayfield are,
have no means of knowing. The
tate further says, however, that the
uaifications of applicants are different
ro last year and are as follows:
"The successful applicant must be
ighteen years of age, of irreproachable
ioral character, in good health, with
o physical defects, habits or eccentri
ities which would intefere with sue
ess in teaching, and must 'propose to
llow teaching as a vocation."
We suppose that there will be no
hange in anything else relating to the1
xaination. The applicants are usu
ly examined in arithmetic, geogra
by, history of U. S., reading, writing, I
rammar and spelling.
Te successful applicant will be en
tied to the State appointment, equiva
:nt to $150 for a session of nine
I have received no notice from the
tate Superintendent in regard to the
gamination, and consequently pu blish
me above without authority.
It is due the teachers, however, thati
ey should know when the examina
on takes place, so tihat they may have I
be opportunity of appearing before
me examining board if they wish to do
The notice should have been sent to
i examining board, whoever it may I
, at least two weeks ago that the
roper notice could have been given in
County School Commissioner.
THE EARTHQUAKE AGAIN.
slight Shock Experienced in Ch,arlestonl
CARLESTON, June 2.--At1.7to
igh t aslight shock of earthquake oc
irred here. The shock was very
ight and no damage was done. ItI
as only felt by a few people, andI
used no alarm whatever.
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MEN' AND MEASURtES.
Congresmaan Tillman. Says the. Thl.tl
Party Is a Kepublican Scheme and
the Sub-Trcaaury is all Nonsense.
SPAI-TANBURG, June ]S.-Hou.
George D. Tillman, member of congress
from the second district, is in the city.
He is spending the time with his sisters,
Mrs. Swearingen and Mrs. simpson.
Your correspondent called on him this
afternoon. Mr. Tillman said he had no
desire to appear in print at this time
but that he had very positive convic
tions on a great miany measures now
before the people. He intimated that
he proposed to take a very active part
in the doings of the next congress, and
that he would be heard from.
Several topics of g; ea. interest at this
time were discussed nd therepresenta
tive spoke out in unmistakable tones
on each. The writer feels sure he will
not be a betrayer if, in a gener:. way,
he gives the substance of the conversa
The first thing your correspondent I
mentioned to Mr. Tillman was the
Third party. He said: "That is only
the first movement on the part of the
Western Republicans, which will soon
land them safe in the Democracy. They
are not willing to acknowledge that
they have been in error for thirty years,
and only talk Third party to sort of
ease their conscience, as they think it
would never do to enter the Democratic
party horse foot and dragoon."
The correspondent then asked what
had caused the Western Republicans to
desire a change. He replied with eii
phasis: "Self interest, heavy taxes, not
enough money and the domination, for
so long, by eastern capitalists."
He thought the third party would
neveramouit;to anything in the South,
or anywhere else; that it was hatched
out by and is under the patronage of
impractical men, a great niany of whorn
have made a failure of everything they
have ever undertaken.
"What about free coinage of silver?"
"iMy position on that measure is well
known," said Mr. Tillman. "I stood
by it when the entire delegation from
this State, except W. H. Perry, was
opposed to i ;." He declared his abid
inm faith in the success of the measure.
'our correspondent' then timidly
suggested the "sub-treasury scheme."
"The merest nonsense," said he, "a
day-dream, with positively nothing in
it; hatched out by a set of comparative
ly in-experienced men i -short time,
when i ken congress
onths, using its best equipped
brain, to have originated any measure
anything like that."
The conversation gradually drifted
from the political measures to men. He
thought Cleveland;stands no chance at
all for the nomination, and would cer
cainly be defeated if nominated. Out
side of the fact that he thought Cleve
land is not the man for the office, be
said no army liked to follow a defeated
"Who will receive the nomination?"
"Well, that depends somewhat. If
Campbell carries Ohio at the next elec
tion, I would not be surprised if he
should be nominated; if not then Hill
will get it; either New York or Ohio.
Gorman will not be selected. He conies
from too small a state."
"What effect does that have on an
"It is estimated to be worth from
three to five per cent. of the popular
Mr. Tillman thoughtfVattison stood
no chance, comning from Pennsylvania,
which is ever republican in national
elections.- He considers Gov. Campbell
asplendid man, good organizer, fine
politician, a me.n who had made coni
siderable money, honestly too, and a
man with a clean record.
"What about the speakership of the
"I think Crisp will be elected; J con
sider him th
~man. Wilson, of West Virginia, comes
from too small a State-only four votes
-though he is the most scholarly man
in the house."
An allusion was made incidentally to
the fight in his own district and the
effort made to defeat him. He said they
had been trying to do that all the whbile,
but that he bad never been defeated for
an office, and never expected to be. He
is hale and hearty, and his age rests
lightly on his shoulders. He leaves to
day for his home.
The farmers are getting an abundance
of rain. It rains every day and the
grass is growing rapidly.
Your correspondent was unable to
gather news last week..
Mr. R. L. Crooks went fishing last
Saturday and caught a nice mess of
small fry from the old Broad.
Mr. an d Mrs. WV. H. Suber, of Peak,
visited her father quite recently.
Several of the Wal ton people enjoyed
the commencement exercises last wveek.
They report a most delightful time,
with but one circumstance to mar their
appiness-they were overtaken by tl e
rain on their way b me Wednesday
If any of the farmers wish to experi
ment with some new kind of plants
just apply to Mr. J. F. Cromer and he
will take pleasure in giving you some
grass plants. We think most any of
the farmers could furnish you.
Messrs. Todd and Bou knight of New
berry were visiting in this community
last Sunday. WVonder if there is going
to be a wedding this fall down here.
wish they would have one, as we are
anxious to get there.
Rev. W. A. Julian preached an ex
cellent sermen to a htrge congregation
last Sabbath. On their way home from
church the Misses Suber's buggy turn
ed over, and both of them fell out.
Fortunately there were no injuries to
either buggy or occupants. It must
have been a tame animlal or they would
have had a runaway scrap)e.
A certain young gent went calling
last Sunday evenmng on his best girl.
Some one took his horse and hitched it
n the pines. When he came out to get
it, he thought it had broken loose and
one hrire, as he could not find it. Not
tinding nis horse at home, he returned
:o her home to look up the missing
0rse. He found his girl hoeing cotton,
md he helped her hoe. How pleasant
inmask ed marriage ought to be.
Our young widower, Mr. WV. C. Hill,
ias been seen go up the road several
imes lately. 'We cant say whether he
s going to see one of thbe Sunshine
elles or on other business.
Mr. J. D. Crooks says he will make
ver four hundred bushels of oats when
hey are threshed. A fine crop sure.
There has been a great decal of sick
less in this community for thbe last two
We are blessed with showers of rain
dmost every day; crops are looking
Miss Laura Whaley has been visiting
riends at Vaughanville. Her pleasant
'ce and winning ways will long be re
Mrs. Kate Ford, of Columbia, has
een visiting her brother, Mr. Calvin
Mrs. John D. Brooks and children
nte been visiting friends at Mount
Mr. and Mrs. John Payne have been
isiting friends at Vaughanville.
MTrs. Bess Payne has returned to her
Mr. Massy Davis has re turned home
com WVoff-ord College.
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ag2 pu '.ren mo uzsmrap's o9 noIO
-gw.zzr xoz aro a
Congressman Shell Stinds by the Sub
L At.kX:s, S. C., .Jur.e 9, 91.-To set
at rest the qluestiou coticering lmy
position on. the sub-Treasury Bill
,which seemis to have teen inaccurately
stated) I will say that during my con
gressionel canvas re-:eated reference
was made to it; inde~ed the bill was
thoroughly discussed. and on every
occasion I expressed approval of the
sub-Treasury plan, but objected to that
feature giving the apt oilming power of
its finaucial agents to the general gov
ernmwent. I have ad ocated the plan
ever since its adoptio:, and am thor
oughly satisfied tba; it is the only
practical way whereby we can secure a
Every doubt I ever had concerning
the bill orany of its de; ails was removed
upon hearing its merlts discussed by
Jro. Terrell at Greenville on the 12th
nlt., concluding if we wait to get all
the objectional featuri-s removed, so as
to please everybody, success woold
never be secured. I am therefore in
full sympathy with the principles of
the sub-Treasury Bill, and shall if I
ever have an opportu:lity, cast my vote
to enact it into a law in accord with the
demands of the National Alliance a!Id
Supervisor McElroy Removed.
(Special Charle:ton World.]
CoLufBIA, June 21-Governor Till
man to day removed V. T. McElroy as
supervisor of registration of Laurens
County. Mr. McElr-y has recently be
come prominent by a controversy with
Professor Evans at Laureus, in which
it is stated Professor Evans made Me
Elroy take abjectly back certain sta:e
nients he is alleged tx have made. This
is merely introductory, however, for
Governor Tillman's letter which fol
lows fully explains the cause of Mr.
W. T. McEiroy, Goodg ns, S. C.. Sir: Char_es
of habitual drunkenne<s and of n."glecting
to open your onlice, acording to l: w, have
been preferred a,ainst you by the senator
and two representiative:- of your county. You
are therefore remove(. from the ollice of
superintendent of regi:;tration for Laurer.s
County, and will turn ->ver books belonging
to said omce to William Wright, who bu.s
been appointdd your su.:cessor.
B. R. TILLMAN.
Governor of South Caolinn.
Tribute of Respect.
Sr. PaCr.s ALLIAMNE. No 79:1.
Newherry County, S. C., .une 2u, 1591. j
Whereas, God in Hii aIi-wisz providence
has seen fit. to take fro.i our midst and his
earthly home to his heavenly mansions. our
beloved brother and vice-president. John
David Wedeman; therefore be it resolved:
. That while we mourn the o-s of our
brother, yet we are it bmissive to the will
of our heavenly Father. "whodoeth all things
2. That we will great y miss our brother as
business agent, as he was always ready and
willing to do anythint he could for the up
building of the <.rder.
3. That we will cherish his memory as one
who was ever devoted t. his society.
4. That a page in our minute book be de
voted to his memory.
5. That a copy of the:e resolutions be sent
to the bereaved family.
6. That these resolutions be sent to the
Cotton Plant. Press and Reporter and lie
Newberry 11rald and > ews for publication.
.1. 1). A. K. HLEE,)
A. F. RISEa, -Committee.
1'. B. Sm(;:i, )
Not One Sore Now.
Raby Affieted with Itad Sore-artd
F.rpitions. No Relief. 'ermtzazea:
ly Cured by the Cuticura.
During the summer of 15s9 my ei;;hteen
months' old infant wva. so afilicted witti erup
ions that ordinary dot nest ic reimed ies failed
to give any relief. On his hips would. often
appear the seeming tri.ck of a lit tle wire-like
worm. and on other Tarts of his body l:ad
sores came and remained till I procured the
CuTiccRA R EME1t Es. For some time I used
the soap and salve without a blood mediciae,
but they did not do so well as when ail were
used together. It has now been nearly a year
since the eruption was healed, and 1 very
much feared it would return with the warm
weather of this year, but the summer is passed
ane not one sore has appeared on him.
Sore from Waist Down.
I had three of the b?st physicianis in Padu
cah, and they did moe no good. I used your
CUTICURA RESIEDIEs, and they have cured
me sound and well. I was sore from my
waist down w.~ith ecz'ma. They have cured
me with no sign of retur n. I owe my htfeto
CLTICLRA, for without a dioubt, I would have
been in my grave ha(. It not been for your
remedies. Allow me to return my sincerest
thanks. WV. H. Q ''ALLS, Paducah, Ky.
If the thousands of little babies who ha' e
beetn cured of agoni.lng, itchitng, burtting,
bleeding, scaly, and hlotchy skit, and scalp
diseases could write, wvhat a host of letters
would be received b: the proprietors of the
CUTieURA RE3IEDIEs. Few can ap)preciate
the agony these little ones suirer, ando when
these remedies relieve in a single applicatior'
the most distressing cieemas and tiching and
burning skin diseases, and point to a speedy
and permanent cure, it is positively inhu
man not to use themi without a mometnt's
Sold everywhere. Price, CUcrA, 50c.
SOAP, 25c. RtFsoLvET, $1. Prepared by the
PorrER .iRUG AD CI1E3I1cAL ColUPORATION,
zfW Send for " -Tow to Cure Sikin Diseases."
(4 pages, 50 illustratiois, and 100 testimonials.
BABYi" Skin"nd *calp "rified and be"
U IOtitled by CUTcUaA SOAP. Abso
HOW MY SIDE ACHIES!
A chiug Sid,s, ar.d Back, Hip. Kid
I ney, and Utrine Pains, and Rtheu
matim, relieved int one miu
he 'utienra Anti-Pain Plaster.
and only instanitaneous pain-killer
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
CONTRACT TO LET.
OFFICE OF COUNTY Co03D1ISsIONERtS.
A MEMTER OF THE BOARD OF
County Commnissiotiers will be at
the County Poor House, Saturday,
July 11th, at 10) a. mn., to Jet the con
tract for erectinir a building and mnak
ing repa'rs. Plaiis atnd specifications
will be miade knov-n at the titm- and
The right is reserved1 to reject any
bid. GEG. B. CROMER, Clerk.
The Liebig COMPANTYS
EXTR1dCT OF BEEF
Is known around the wiorld and has lately
been carried Into *Darkest A fria" by stan
ley. It is unapproaciab)le for purity, flavor
and beneticial errects. As BEEF TEA, deii
cions and refreshing. Indispensable in Im
proved and Econon.le Cookery.
NGRS A' TO0MGG@0
CALL AT TIlE
ON MAIN STREET.
B. * Y. MORS
<xOu mn 1 AnSongooilnAtx
WE STILL HAVE ON HAND A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT
SPRING AND SUMMER
CLOTHINC, SHOES, HATS
AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
-WHUIGH WE WILL SELL HE*AP FOR GAH
0 STOCK OF TI1IN G OODS. CONSISTING OF
IS IMMENSE !
ALL THE DIFFERENT CUTS---LONG, SHORi, MEDIUM.
NECLICE SHIRTS IN PROFUSION
IN ALL QUALITIE FROM THE PLAIN:ST AND CHEAPEST TO THE
FINEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS.
Dui Straw Hat Trade Jas B81n Immense, but
WE STILL HAVE A NICE VARIETY TO SELECT FROM.
T O THE LADIES WE WANT TO STATE THAT OUR LINE
. -- .F O . T E
ARE THE HANDSOMEST LOW CUT HOES
IN THE COUNTY
WE HAVE THEM IN PLAIN TOES AND PATENT LEATHER TIPS
IN OPERA AND COMMON SENSE TOES.
We will close out our entire stock of Boy's and Children's
Clothing at prime cost from now on. Call early and get your choice
before they are all gone.
SMITH & WEARN.
NEWBERRY, S, C.
THIS SALE WILL LAST FOR
Now is Your Opportunity
THE BARGAIN STORE
Our second Spring purchase of NEW GOODS, consisting of
uLOTHING, SHOES, LADIES' NEWPORT
TIES, AND DRY GOODS,
is now open and ready for inspection. Our Spring trade has b.een so
much be'ter than we expected that we have been compelled to order
largely in all our departmen'ts to supply the demand. Thbese goods were
Extremxiely Low .Prices,
and owing to the scarcity of money we now offer our ENTIRE STOCK
OF GOODS at prices to suit the hard times.
Make the Prices Right.
Sell Good Goods,
And the People Will Buy.
We wish to call special attention to our line of CH iILDREN'S NICE
CLOTHING which we will sell at cost.
Suts $3.30 to $S,50. Repar P rice $3.00 to $3.350.
JUST RECEIVED, a case of those STANDA RD PR INTS, which we
still sell at 5c.
If you need Shoes, you know we are headquarters for them.
MINTER & JAMIESON,
Leaders of Low Prices, - NEWBRREY, S. C.
ai!(1 FglilNl' Olill if. Savings Bank
H lE ANNUA L MEEING OF jDeposits in surr o~ one dollar nd
t be Stockho!dersof the Newberry Iupwards received and interest paid on
otony Sedilb hild an Fourtile same at the rate of four (4) per cent per
lTa hebrs, Newberry, S. .,S on e annum if left e eeedin - niet da.
ay, July Isr, .189], at 3 P. M. A ful sone oedal E syte rn s, ons Cr
neetimg is desired. lateroalRes,e ois,Bns,Cl
SL. W. FLOYD, Secretary. Office at Wright's Bookstore. for a
SEASONABLE GOODS. fey. d:tys- JAM ( McTOsH,
FrEoSor COOtK TVES- c -s a.F Presider.t.
d .9i each. . . IO T
MASON'Sr STANDARD FRUIT .JA.S Cashier.
CHERR tSEEDERS-A great lab>or saver. STAT OF OT AOIA
STEMWING FLY FANS-No greater PROBATE COURT.
The above at low prices at By J. B. Fellers, Esq., Probate Juzdge.
BOOZER a -CtC>A-e. WHEREAS, John WV. Chapman hathi
made su it to me to grant biu Lettera
TflF of Administration, of the Estate and
t~s W* ee oaes Ler, del)ceased:a
'lHE TWO - STORY BRICK monish al andresiniular te ind add
..building and lot of four acres in and creditors of the said Jame-s ('.
he Town of Newberry, on Boundary Leahay, deceased, that they be and ap
treet, between the lots of A. M. Bow pear before me, in the Court of Probate,
rs and William Langtord- to be held at Newberry Court House,
Termis masde easy. Appl to on the 20th day of .June, i801, after
CA RVER RANDALL, publication hereof, at 11 o'clock 'n the
Or SI LAS JOHNTNE, have,o wh the sai iis atitoe
SNewberry, S.C. should not be granted.
The "Reliable" Brand. Given under my hand this 13th day 1
The "Reliable'" brand of Hams and of June, A. D., 1S9]
~reakfast Bacon are the finest on the J. B. FELLERS I. P. N. C.
arket. Always onhadaMI
sh's. had y.Mcn Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
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